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Dance Instructors Carmen Wade

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Miss Carmen comes to us with a wealth of knowledge. She runs our Pre-professional Ballet Program. Some of Miss Carmen's credits include: Conducting classes and workshops to teach technique, pointe, variations, conditioning and pas de deux. She maintains state and regional reputation for ballet program and has the ability to help students earn scholarships to major dance institutions, such as Oakland University, Michigan State University and The Joffrey Ballet. She sponsors young students to compete successfully in major ballet competitions such as the Youth American Grand Prix. She has founded and managed summer programs and intensives for dance students. She has directed 75 dancers and artistic staff, setting and staging for ballets and special events such as The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppelia, Cinderella, Detroit Tigers pre-game show, and the Michigan State Fair. She has directed and staged dance presentations for various forms of learning/entertainment including public school demonstrations. She has instructed and placed students with national and international dance schools, such as Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Met, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts, Richmond Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, The Rock and Universal Ballet Academy.

Miss Carmen's dance education includes Steps on Broadway, New York, NY 2004, 2006; Ballet Academy East, Steps on Broadway, New York, NY 2005; Royal Winnipeg Ballet (Summer Teacher Seminar), Canada 2003; David Howard (Teacher Seminar), Kalamazoo, MI 2002; Dimitri Roudnev (Teacher Intensive), Lansing, MI 2001; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1992; Further training includes Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, NY, 1987 to 1988; Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 1986 to 1992; Full Scholarship Chicago City Ballet, Chicago, IL, 1986. Summer Program Chicago City Ballet, Chicago, IL, 1985; Summer Program Lascu School of Ballet, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1981 to 1986; Robert and Norma Tayton Ballet School, Detroit, MI, 1975 to 1981. We are very excited to have Miss Carmen at L. A. Dance!